Hardwood Flooring: Construction

Posted March 6, 2015 by | Leave a Comment »

For our latest post in our wood flooring series we will discuss hardwood flooring construction. The way wood flooring is constructed effects it’s cost, look and ability to be refinished.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is comprised of clear protective layer, a photograph of wood, a core of fiberboard and a backing layer – all fused together to create a rigid board. Laminate flooring offers the look of real wood flooring at an affordable price. Because laminate floors are not made of real wood, they cannot be refinished.

Engineered Wood Floors

Engineered Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is constructed with a real wood layer on a base of cross directional wood. The base can be constructed using thinner layers of wood, usually Baltic Birch, glued together to create a wood floor that is less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperature and humidity. Depending on the thickness of the real wood wear layer, most engineered floors can be re-sanded. Engineered wood floors can be installed over concrete and below grade.

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid Wood Floors are made of a plank milled from a single piece of timber. Solid wood floors are generally 3/4” thick and have a tongue and groove design that fit together to create a strong, tight fitting floor. Solid wood floors can be sanded multiple times.

Kashian Bros offers wood flooring in all three of the above construction types. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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